Category: Research

UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

UAE-based frozen meat halal manufacturer Al Islami Foods has sold a minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation to drive further growth in the global halal market.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

A total of RM1.52 billion sales were recorded, compared to RM1.01 billion registered last year.

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Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: First new hatchery in more than 30 years to open in Ontario

In addition to the new hatchery, the two companies announce that they are investing $10 million to enhance its halal processing facility.

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Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

Kyrgyzstan is preparing to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards.

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A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

| 27/04/2018 | 2 Replies
A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment agency, is leading a trade delegation to Singapore for Food and Hotel Asia.

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Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

| 24/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

A new halal accreditation scheme for the Philippines will be launched by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) next month.

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Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

| 22/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

A noticeable growing trend in cosmetics in Malaysia, is in the demand for halal-compliant products.

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Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

The strategic road map includes the launch of the approved Philippine National halal Certification Scheme and the Accreditation Guidelines.

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Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

| 17/04/2018 | Reply
Canada: Halal Beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say experts

More needs to be done to tap into the huge and growing market for halal meat, say experts, and there is a growing demand in Canada.

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Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

The Saudi regulator said many had adopted an interpretation of Halal practices that is too loose, in a bid to attract more paying customers to use their Halal stamps.

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Opinion: The stakes are high

| 13/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The stakes are high

The stakes are high, not only for religious reasons for Muslims, but also international implications, where people are campaigning against Halal slaughter practices.

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Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Pharmaniaga eyeing north for 1st halal vaccine plant

Pharmaniaga Bhd is looking to build Malaysia’s first halal vaccine plant in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia.

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Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

He added the funds can be used by Bumiputera entrepreneurs, who play a key role in driving the halal industry.

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Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

A halal meat exporter owned by a convicted tax cheat collapsed last month owing more than $300,000 – and now liquidators need to offload a tonne of meat.

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Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Islamic scholars over whether cryptocurrencies are religiously permissible.

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Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

| 09/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor Marzunisham Omar said Malaysia should leverage on its first mover advantage in being a global halal hub.

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Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

| 08/04/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

The OIC and Saudi Arabia should take the lead in promoting halal industry to cash in on its vast scope in the global market, says Prof. Irwandi Jaswir.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

Eight individuals, institutions and companies were recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements in the global Halal industry.

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World Halal Week 2018: Malaysia in the lead as a robust Islamic Economy

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
World Halal Week 2018: Malaysia in the lead as a robust Islamic Economy

The Government recognises the potential of the Halal industry and Islamic banking and finance, both pillars for the development of the Islamic economy.

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Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), countries in the Americas are eyeing Brunei as a potential gateway for the Asian exports markets.

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